Back in the days of the CBA I posed the same questions, got little response. Maybe now that it is no longer things will be different. I always thought that it would be great to have some guidelines and check lists of sorts, to put on an event here in Ontario. But without an association/organization to oversee something like this I don't know how hard it would be to do. I always thought that since so many people here want to see BBQ comps grow here in Ontario, this would be the best way to do it. You want to organize a comp then here is a packet that takes you through the process step by step and tells you all that you need to know to do it. Insurance, health regulations, beer garden regulations, toilets, hydro,water, etc. Sure things will change a little due to city bylaws being different, but it will at least give one a great idea of what to look for. The one thing that gets me though is that some say KCBS this and Memphis that. Who cares about that, we are Canadians and should come up with our own set of rules that suits us, and not worry about our cousins to the South. They have two main sets of rules down there, and they adapt to where ever they are competing. Just like our Canadian teams have to adapt, that compete South of the border. So why not make some rules that are truly Canadian? It seems to me that we use American rules with a Canadian twist on it now. Why not Canadian rules with an American twist? Anyways, sorry for getting side tracked there.
I think you are right on the money asking for a template of sorts, as I think it would save alot of time, effort, and offer some consistency to the events held up here. That is the end of my .05 so good luck on your quest and great idea. Maybe something will happen now that the CBA is no longer.